Cybersecurity Factory Acceptance Test (CFAT)

Together with one of the largest providers of industrial automation, a representative for the Canadian end-user, ASaP, successfully passed a Cybersecurity Factory Acceptance Test (CFAT). The CFAT was used to structurally prove the security and functionality of all IT assets within the ASaP LNG Sampler System. Amongst these critical assets were the PLC, HMI, switch, and maintenance laptops.

Secure your process critical assets!

A big part of the CFAT is the LNG Sampler system hardening. System hardening is a collection of techniques and best practices to reduce vulnerability in applications, systems, infrastructure and firmware. The goal of system hardening is to reduce security risk by eliminating potential attack vectors and reducing the LNG Sampler’s attack surface. By removing unused functionalities, user accounts, applications, ports and permissions, potential attackers and viruses have fewer opportunities to enter your process domain.  

The scope of the CFAT

  • System, application, and operating system hardening
  • Network management
  • Switch configuration
  • Verifying application functionality while the antivirus software is performing a full system scan
  • Modbus mapping verification
  • Back-up and restore of all devices and applications

We like to thank all participants that joined remotely from all over the world (sometimes in the middle of the night) and the local team in Amsterdam for their hard work, interaction and compliments in this successful Cybersecurity Factory Acceptance Test.

Cybersecurity Factory Acceptance Test (CFAT) Thijs Last Prince Gautam Lindert van der Hart and Fahmeena Shaik
The local (Amsterdam) CFAT team from left to right: Thijs Last, Prince Gautam, Lindert van der Hart, and Fahmeena Shaik.

And what about a remote Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) ?

Save yourself time, money, and the hassle of traveling by planning a Remote FAT for your system. The design of the Remote FAT works to support our engineers, partners, customers, and end-users using virtual testing and witnessing. With Microsoft Teams, multiple camera angles are streamed. In addition portable camera work is provided to see close-ups of the details you want to see. Documents can be shared, checked and signed digitally. In short:

Cyber Security Factory Acceptance Test (CFAT) Portable camera work is provided for detail
Portable camera work is provided for detail
  • Remote FAT supports you using virtual testing and witnessing
  • Multiple camera angles are streamed
  • Portable camera work is provided for detail
  • Documents can be shared, checked and signed digitally

Benefits of a Remote Factory Acceptance Test or CFAT

  • The Remote FAT, SAT, or CFAT will save you travel expenses
  • You can invite up to 200 people to attend the Remote FAT
  • FAT documents will be handled digitally
  • A Remote Factory Acceptance Test can be recorded for later use

ASaP prides itself on understanding what the practical issues in the digital field are and solving them for each and every customer. This philosophy applies to analyzer applications, system integration and professional rapid-response service.

ASaP practical solutions

The practical solutions of ASaP are based on decades of experience, specific education, knowledge of the team members and, last but not least, the joy in our work. The well-established and complementary ASaP package of services and products is an important contribution to the right solutions for your analytical needs. Moreover, the team spirit and the cooperation with specific partners give us the opportunity to design, build, locally install and commission tailor made analyzer systems for you. All these products and systems can be carried out according to the latest guidelines, such as ATEX.

ASaP is a reputable provider of analytical solutions; We can provide you with a full-service package including engineering, manufacturing, offshore service, analyzers, system integration, and cutting-edge LNG Custody Transfer Systems (CTMS), LNG Probe-Vaporizers, advanced LNG Samplers, and precise NG analysis systems. You are kindly invited to consult us on any analytical challenge!

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